Due to continued possible hazardous road conditions, all branches and buildings of the Central Arkansas Library System will be open reduced hours Wednesday, January 17, from 12pm - 6pm.


CALS Sets Food For Fines Program Dates

CALS Sets Food For Fines Program Dates

Did you finally find that library book that you thought you lost? Happy Holidays from CALS, your holiday fines will be forgiven during CALS’s annual Food for Fines week beginning Monday, December 3, through Sunday, December 9.

The Food for Fines program gives patrons an opportunity to help others in our communities while offsetting fines for overdue library materials. When returning overdue materials, patrons are encouraged to bring at least one non-perishable food item per overdue item to any of the library's 12 branches in Pulaski and Perry County. Food items may not be used to cancel fines already on record for materials that have been returned prior to Food for Fines week.

Food collected during the drive will be donated to Arkansas Rice Depot's Food for Kids program which provides backpacks and ready-to-eat food to over 600 public schools in Arkansas for more than 30,000 children. Items needed for Food for Kids are ravioli, peanut butter, tuna, canned fruit, pudding cups, cereal, and granola bars.